Today, we’re excited to present you with a free icon set, called Style Guides. Perfect for websites with an editorial flair, Style Guides features 14 high-quality icons ranging from 32×32 to 512×512 pixels. Designed by Thomas McGee of WinePress of Words1, this set has been exclusively released for Smashing Magazine and its readers.
Adapted and expanded from a previous set2, Style Guides makes an excellent addition to any website, especially those related to the writing trade. Perfect for your next client’s website or to showcase your own editorial endeavors, these icons would be useful to any designer or developer.
Download the Icon Set for Free
You may use this set for free and without any restrictions. Use the icons for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sub-licensed or rented. Please link to this article if you wish to spread the word.
Behind the Design
Here are some insights from the designer himself:
Writing and editorial quality is essential to communicating a message. Even without an editor, any blog or website thrives on quality content just as much as, if not more than, a compelling design. With this in mind, we’ve decided to develop an icon set featuring some of today’s most trusted style guides.
Each crafted for its unique genre of writing, style guides help magazines, newspapers and websites keep their writing style structured and consistent for optimum readability. Use these icons to show your readers which style guide you use to maintain editorial quality or as a nice resource for a writing and editing website. Enjoy!
Thank you, Thomas! We sincerely appreciate your work and your good intentions!
- 1 http://www.winepressofwords.com/
- 2 http://www.winepressofwords.com/2011/04/style-guides-a-free-icon-set-for-writers/
- 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/style-guide-icons.zip